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by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 863
Views: 54199

Downtown Baseball Stadium

Your first choice puts you at quite a distance from Crown Center and its parking. So where will the cars park unless you are also building lots or garages?
Your 2nd choice is a good one but the topography of the land would make it difficult. Much rock there and that will drive up your costs.
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 20, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 863
Views: 54199

Downtown Baseball Stadium

Fenway, Wrigley, and Yankee Stadiums are older stadiums. What about the newer stadiums that are built in urban areas. How close are they to the street? The one in St. Louis for example.
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 20, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Another -HUGE BLACK EYE- For Already Burdoned Bartle HALL!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2175

Another -HUGE BLACK EYE- For Already Burdoned Bartle HALL!!!

The USACi (United States Autosound Competition International) will not be coming back to Bartle Hall, but not because it isn't a good place. You see the major competitive bodies in Car Audio decided to have a single unified world championship event. USACi was always a midwest/south based group, whi...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Not Just a BLACK EYE~~ But a HUGE punch to the FACE COMING!
Replies: 17
Views: 1645

Not Just a BLACK EYE~~ But a HUGE punch to the FACE COMING!

I shopped last weekend in Grove, OK which is on Grand Lake. Sales Tax rate is 8.9%. This is in a town without a four lane road and only 4 stoplights. Don't know the property tax rate but there is an old saying. There only only two things certain in life - death and taxes. With regards to the cussing...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Another -HUGE BLACK EYE- For Already Burdoned Bartle HALL!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2175

Another -HUGE BLACK EYE- For Already Burdoned Bartle HALL!!!

it certainly seems as if this was done the wrong way. They should make sure these types of things are sent out to the affected people. Now the other point of this costing Bartle conventions is outlandish. Special taxing districts are commonplace throughout the city and country, this is nothing out ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 20, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 863
Views: 54199

Downtown Baseball Stadium

We should at least be honest with ourselves and admit that a downtown stadium in KC will cost at least 350 million. Most stadiums that cost under 300 million were built in a parking lot of the old stadium. That blue cross building alone would cost 100 million to buy, tear down, buy out the leases, ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 863
Views: 54199

Downtown Baseball Stadium

AKP- I think your estimate of 350 mill for a new stadium is probably a bit inflated, assuming the land can be had for a reasonable sum. I have read of some of the new ballparks that have run in the 350-400 million dollar range, but all of those had retractable roofs- an unnecessary perk that can ad...
by aknowledgeableperson
Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 863
Views: 54199

Downtown Baseball Stadium

Given all of the discussion about downtown and possibly adding a baseball stadium, an arena, and expansion to Bartle Hall how on earth can all of this be financed? My guess is $250,000,000 for an arena, $350,000,000 for a stadium, and $200,000,000 for Bartle expansion. That is $800,000,000. Assuming...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Bartle Hall Expansion construction
Replies: 525
Views: 44615

OFFICIAL - Bartle Hall Expansion construction

The price of progress, or keeping up with the Jones, or maintaining your investment. Anyway, so far nothing out of general tax revenues. All from expected proceeds of the Hotel-Motel Tax.
by aknowledgeableperson
Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 863
Views: 54199

Downtown Baseball Stadium

I still think a small renovation to Kauffman and get Glass pushing on a new stadium....do not put $150M into Kauffman....if that means me voting against Bi-State, then so be it. So for you it is all or nothing. You would vote against Bistate II just bacause you don't get your downtown stadium. What...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 863
Views: 54199

Downtown Baseball Stadium

The decisions made 33 to 35 years ago about building Kemper and the Sports complex where they currently are were not the best. But given that bonds used to build Kemper were passed for the benefit of the American Royal and the AR already had an investment in the West Bottoms which was needed to supp...
by aknowledgeableperson
Sat Apr 10, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 863
Views: 54199

Downtown Baseball Stadium

Without knowing the exact location being proposed some of your listed parking may not be available. The surface lot between Main and Grand would be gone because of the stadium. The Crown Center Convention Garage would not be available if there is an event there. The ones at 2555 Grand is stretching ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Arena construction
Replies: 4735
Views: 397668

Re: OFFICIAL - Arena construction

You get the impression from reading the Star coverage of the potential arena that an NBA team in Kansas City is a stretch. Does anyone know what it would take to get an NBA team in K.C.? MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And lots of it. Local ownership would be a plus. So far nobody loc...
by aknowledgeableperson
Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 863
Views: 54199

Downtown Baseball Stadium

Just to throw some realism into the discussion here are some comments on the parking. A crowd of 25,000 will generate around 8,000 to 10,000 cars. And that does not count the people working in the stadium (concession workers, ticket takers, ticket sellers, ushers, and so on). Don't believe Crown Cen...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Arena construction
Replies: 4735
Views: 397668

Re: OFFICIAL - Arena construction

their contract is based on them being the #1 arena....if Kemper is nothing more than a horse barn, they can't ask for as much to manage the facility. Again, by the time a downtown arena is built (if it is) their contract will be up. And if they are successful at Kemper it is very likely that they w...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Arena construction
Replies: 4735
Views: 397668

Re: OFFICIAL - Arena construction

Just what experience do you have in an arena operation?????????? This guy and his company has lots of experience in arena operations in various enviroments. It is with that experience he speaks. I may not be a big fan of Global Spectrum but they do know what they are talking about. And there is no w...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Arena construction
Replies: 4735
Views: 397668

Re: OFFICIAL - Arena construction

With regards to events and so on a new arena will not make much difference than what we have right now This is far from fact. His company is hired to promote Kemper.....new arena comes in, they lose money. Kemper is an absolute dump in a dead area. They don't lose money. They get their fees irregar...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Arena construction
Replies: 4735
Views: 397668

Re: OFFICIAL - Arena construction

I agree with Mr. Knowledge in that I think KC Live should be able to survive autonomously. With 150 or so events a year, an arena certainly isn't going to carry the district. Everyone, imagine if you had the money it would take to build a decent, Big XII friendly arena downtown. Is that what you'd ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Baseball Stadium
Replies: 863
Views: 54199

Downtown Baseball Stadium

The cash crunch is easy. Bonuses are usually paid up front and take cash. If there is a bonus of $5,000,000 paid and a contract of 5 years then the bonus is prorated over the five years for salary cap purposes. However, the cash is paid now. That is why the Chiefs have not gone after some players - ...
by aknowledgeableperson
Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Arena construction
Replies: 4735
Views: 397668

Re: OFFICIAL - Arena construction

To summarize what the Global Sprectum person is saying, the only reason to build a downtown arena at this time is for any additional nightlife it MAY generate to supplement KC Live. With regards to events and so on a new arena will not make much difference than what we have right now. For a city sho...